News \

Florence Welch Lends Her Version of ‘Stand By Me’ to ‘Final Fantasy XV’

It appears in the video game's trailer

Florence Welch has covered soul singer Ben E. King’s 1961 classic “Stand By Me” for the Final Fantasy XV trailer. (It appears at about the 1:15 mark in the below video.) “I’ve always seen Final Fantasy as mythical, beautiful and epic,” she said in a statement. “‘Stand by Me’ is one of the greatest songs probably of all time and you can’t really improve on it, you just have to make it your own. For me it was just about bringing the song into the world of Florence and the Machine and the world of Final Fantasy.”

Watch the clip here, which features her clarion calls ringing over fairly bromantic scenes of the RPG game’s characters playing pinball, fixing broken-down cars in the desert, and fighting monsters. Final Fantasy’s latest installation also features music by iconic video game score composer Yoko Shimomura. [h/t Pitchfork]